ABUJA, Nigeria — Twelve Christians were killed in April raids upon numerous villages in Nasarawa state in Nigeria.
Area residents told Morning Star News that local extremists were responsible for the attacks.
The attacks happened April 16–19 in the villages of Tattara Mada, Migini, Angwan Barau, Angwan Takpa, Angwan Ayaba and others, reported area officials and sources. Many villagers were still missing as of May 2.
In the raid upon Tattara Mada, homes of dozens of Christians were burned, including that of the pastor of the local Evangelical Church Winning All congregation.
According to Pius Kyubeh, who is associated with Mada Development Association, a total of 86 homes were destroyed in the various attacks.
Nigeria is No. 6 on Open Doors’ 2023 World Watch List of places most difficult to be a Christian. Morning Star states that, in 2022, Nigeria led the world in the number of Christians killed for their faith, kidnapped, sexually assaulted or harassed, forcibly married and physically or mentally abused.
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